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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘I’m Sorry’ and ‘Funeral Directors: Dead Good Job’


Andrea Savage and Tom Everett Scott in “I’m Sorry.”

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Andrea Savage checks her biological clock in the season finale of her autobiographical comedy. And a documentary series on Britain’s funeral directors comes to Britbox.

What’s on TV

I’M SORRY 10 p.m. on truTV; also streaming on truTV.com and Amazon. This autobiographical comedy, created by and starring Andrea Savage, follows the crass and young-at-heart comedy writer and her levelheaded husband, Mike (Tom Everett Scott), as they try to act like adults while raising their 5-year-old daughter, Amelia (Olive Petrucci). In this Season 1 finale, the couple decide to take fertility tests after worrying about aging, and Andrea confronts her father (Martin Mull) about his strange behavior.

SOUTH PARK MARATHON Starting at 9 a.m. on Comedy Central. Revisit the irreverent animated series with an eight-day marathon ahead of the Season 21 premiere on Sept. 13. “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” will run during its usual slot, but the remaining hours will be taken over by 250 back-to-back episodes with Cartman (voiced by Trey Parker), Kyle (Matt Stone) and the rest of the mischievous gang.

VINTAGE REHAB 9 p.m. on DIY. The Pittsburgh real estate agent Ally Mahon and her husband, Buddy, renovate historic houses for families seeking a fresh start in this new series. Projects include a Victorian home, a 1920s bungalow and a farmhouse.


Angela Lewis and Damson Idris in “Snowfall.”

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SNOWFALL 10 p.m. on FX. The first season of John Singleton’s crime series about the crack cocaine epidemic that crippled Los Angeles in the 1980s comes to an end. What has tied the three main characters’ stories so far, James Poniewozik wrote in The New York Times, is that each one “involves a morally conflicted person in a business that rewards the ruthless, convincing him- or herself that he or she can get just dirty enough to succeed, but no more.”

What’s Streaming

FUNERAL DIRECTORS: DEAD GOOD JOB on Britbox. British undertakers shed light on the business of dying in this BBC Two series. They explain the logic behind different death rituals, from the quick burial that follows Islamic tradition to the trend of planning one’s own funeral. Pair it with SIX FEET UNDER, on HBO Go and Amazon, a dark drama starring Peter Krause and Michael C. Hall about a funeral home and the troubled family that runs it.


Jorge Machado and his son Natan, in “Alamar.”

Film Movement

ALAMAR (2009) on iTunes, Amazon and Sundance Now. A Mexican fisherman, Jorge Machado, embarks on an expedition to the Banco Chinchorro, the largest coral reef in Mexico, to introduce his 5-year-old son, Natan, to their Mayan roots. “Alamar” (“To the Sea”), a semidocumentary written and edited by the director Pedro González-Rubio, captures the father and son’s last weeks together before Natan moves to Italy with his mother. As Jorge teaches his son the ways of the sea, their relationship “portrays a tender, ritualistic passing of knowledge, experience and love from one generation to the next,” Stephen Holden wrote in The Times. “In a gentle, firm voice,” he adds, the drama “teaches hard lessons about impermanence and letting go.”

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